AIHA Standards Activities

Standards Advisory Panel (SAP)

The SAP is responsible for making prioritized recommendations regarding AIHA's involvement in consensus standards setting activities to ensure that industrial hygiene and occupational/environmental health and safety is represented.

  • Roles and Responsibilities. This document outlines the background, purpose, scope, structure, selection and qualification, duties, and procedures and processes of the SAP.
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AIHA Standards Development

The goals for AIHA standards development activities are:

  • to ensure that AIHA obtains and maintains an appropriate level of involvement or leadership in industrial/occupational hygiene-related standards globally;
  • to encourage broader participation by AIHA in the development of international IH/OH standards while supporting and strengthening the existing domestic standards development efforts;
  • to support the development and harmonization of national and international IH/OH standards; and
  • to provide a forum for AIHA members to provide meaningful input into the standards development process.

AIHA Standards Engagement Strategy

​The AI​​HA Guideline Foundation Standards Advisory Panel has developed a Standards Engagement Strategy​ that will allow AIHA to:

  • identify the consensus standards issues that are important to AIHA members and stakeholders;
  • track activities pertaining to standards development that have an impact on the industrial hygiene profession and worker health and safety;
  • determine the appropriate level of AIHA involvement in any such standards; and
  • engage more effectively in developing and influencing standards in support of the organization’s strategic goals and objectives.​
AIHA Standards Representatives

The following members represent AIHA on various national and international standards-setting committees:

  • ANSI/AIHA/ASSE Z9: Louis DiBerardinis, CIH, CSP
  • ANSI/AIHA/ASSE Z88 on Respiratory Protection: Michael Schmoldt, CIH, PE
  • ANSI/ASA S3 on Bioacoustics: Ted. K. Madison (Primary); Dennis P. Driscoll, (Alternate)
  • ANSI/ASA TAG TC 43 S1 on Acoustics: Dennis P. Driscoll (Primary, Marcia Kram, CIH (Alternate)
  • ANSI/ASA TAG TC 43/SC12 on Noise: Dennis P. Driscoll, Marcia Kram, CIH (Alternate)
  • ANSI/ASSE Z87 on Safety Requirement - Eye and Face Protection: Richard M. Harley, CSP
  • ANSI/ASSE Z117 on Confined Spaces: T.N. McManus, CIH, CSP, ROH
  • ANSI/ASSE Z490 on Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health & Environmental Training: Susan Marie Viet, CIH
  • ANSI/HPS N13 on Ionizing Radiation: Ray Johnson, MS, SE, PE, FHPS, CHP
  • ANSI/LIA Z136 on Safe Use of Lasers: R. Timothy Hitchcock, CIH
  • ASTM D22 on Air Quality: S.D. Allen Iske, Jr., PhD, CIH, CSP
  • ASTM E56 on Nanotechnology: Mike Buczynski
  • IEC TC 106 on Non Ionizing Radiation: David Baron, PE
  • IEE ICES on Electromagnetic Safety: David Baron, PE
  • International Code Council: Kenneth W. Kretchman, CIH, CSP
  • NFPA 33/34 on Finishing Processes: Brian Haynack, CIH, CSP
  • NFPA 350 on Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work: Michael D. Palmer, CIH, CSP, CHMM
  • US TAG on ISO Social Responsibility: Jeffrey S. Hogue, CIH
  • US TAG to ISO 31000 on Risk Management: Paul A. Esposito, CIH, CSP
  • US TAG to ISO TC 146 on Air Quality: S.D. Allen Iske, Jr., PhD, CIH, CSP
  • US TAG to ​ISO/TC 229 on Nanotechnology: John Peters, CIH (Primary); Margot Bernabo, CIH (Alternate)
  • U.S. TAG to ISO 45001 on Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems: Russ Hayward, CIH
  • ANSI/ASSE Z10 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems: Russ Hayward, CIH